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Retail News - Tesco tablet could retail for as little as £99

Tesco are set to be the latest firm to enter into the lucrative tablet market when they unveil a new device on 23 September.

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Retail News - Microsoft reveals that its CEO is to step down in the next 12 months

Chief executive officer of Microsoft, Steve Ballmer, has revealed that he will retire sometime in the period of the next 12 months, compared to his initial plan to step down in the midst of the firm’s transition to a devices and service company.

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Retail News - Yahoo! surpasses Google's visitor traffic for the first time in two years

Yahoo! attracted more search traffic in the United States than Google during July, proving that Marissa Mayer’s switch from Google to Yahoo! is proving effective. According to rankings from comScore, nearly 197 million individuals visited a Yahoo! website last month, next to 192 million for Google.

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Retail News - Amazon site faces blackout which may cost it $66,240 per minute

The American multinational corporation, Google, briefly experienced an outage which in return generated a 40 per cent fall in web traffic.

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Retail News - Google's Motorola set to unveil voice activated phone
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Mobile phone company, Motorola, who are owned by Google, has announced that it will be launching a phone that is “always listening” for the owner’s voice commands. By saying “OK Google now” the Moto X’s Touchless Control system will be prompted to listen to instructions.

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Retail News - Online retail boost driven by tablet users
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According to the Online Retail Monitor, which is compiled by the British Retail Consortium (BRC) and Google, the amount of retail web searches made via tablet devices was 132 per cent up against the same period last year. The research, which monitors searches regarding retail via search engines, found that tablets are being used twice as often as they were last year.

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Retail News - Moneysupermarket.com affected by Google changes to search algorithms
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Changes made by Google in its search functionality have negatively affected price comparison website Moneysupermarket.com, reducing its visitor numbers. The company on Thursday said: “Group trading in the second quarter was slower than the first quarter. This was principally because of a lower rate of growth in the Insurance vertical, arising substantially following changes made by Google to its natural search algorithms, reducing our visitors and revenues from natural search in the month of June in the highly competitive insurance search area.

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Retail News - Sony challenges Samsung and Apple with ‘phablet’

The multinational mobile phone manufacturing company, Sony Mobile reveals its hybrid mobile and tablet device Xperia Z Ultra ‘phablet’ in response to its competitors Samsung and Apple.

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Retail News - BlackBerry’s Secure Work Space app launched for Android and IOS

BlackBerry’s long-awaited service, Secure Work Space app, will enable government agencies and corporate clients to secure and manage data in devices on their internal networks through BlackBerry Enterprise Service(BES) 10.

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Retail News - Starbucks pays first UK corporate tax since 2008 but inflates US prices
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Consumer pressure has paid off as coffee giants Starbucks Corp announce they have paid their corporation tax for the first time since 2008. Coincidentally, prices of some Starbucks products have suffered a 10 cent rise in US operated coffee houses. The company neglected to mention whether or not the British corporation tax scandal had a knock-on effect to its US operations.

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